Who Says Food Trucks Are a Seasonal Thing? Not Detroit Fleat's Indoor/Outdoor Mix

July 06, 2017, 12:41 PM by  Alan Stamm

See why it's called fabulous Ferndale? (Instagram photos by Detroit Fleat)

An eating-drinking destination that opens Friday puts four of our favorite words -- Detroit, food truck, booze -- in its branding description. 

Detroit Fleat sounds and looks so appealing that we forgive this latest appropriation of the city's name for a suburban business. 

John Kilburg of Dearborn Heights mixes a Blueberry Heavy, one of 10 signature cocktails.


The "food truck park and boozery," which had a friends and family preview Wednesday, welcomes the rest of us anytime after 5 p.m. Friday. "Start planning your weekend now," it suggests today on Facebook.

The newcomer at 1820 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale combines food trucks parked alongside its patio with an indoor bar, 16 beer taps and a kitchen serving "street food-inspired" grub -- an all-year solution for a place that's not Miami, Austin or L.A. It'll be open from lunchtime through last call.

Melody Baetens dishes details at The Detroit News:

Detroit Fleat. . . adds many factors that food trucks can’t offer, such as seating for more than 100 guests, a full bar with wine and cocktail program, and protection from the elements. . . .

Owned and operated by the folks behind the Delectabowl, Detroit Fleat will serve bar food like tacos and sliders from its inside kitchen, along with ice cream floats made with Treat Dreams and Faygo.

Outside there will be three permanent food trailers from popular local trucks: Delectabowl, Mac Shack and the Pita Post. On the weekend, a fourth business will be invited to roll their truck into the space. . . . Those who crave comfort food can hit up Mac Shack, while another diner may opt for a vegetarian, gluten-free meal from Pita Post.

Plan a visit:

  • July 7: 5 p.m.-2.a.m.; regular Friday hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Tuesdays-Thursdays: 11 a.m.-midnight

Closed Mondays | (248) 607-7611 |

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